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Re: Install problem on a Sparc 2

John Turnbull <johnrt@home.com> wrote:

> Thank you. I would not have found that in a hurry. In my case. the
> incorrect soft link was in /target/boot/vmlinuz > vmlinuz-2.2.18pre21
> I changed that just before the make boot disk step, and the boot disk
> step failed again. when I rebooted, I got an error message that 'the
> file just loaded does not appear to be executable' 

I think there's still something wrong with that symlink. 
The output of 'file' for a sparc kernel should look like:
/boot/vmlinux-2.2.18: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, SPARC, version 1, 
statically linked, not stripped

Maybe you should double check that..

> So I still have something wrong. In the sun system, is there some type
> of flag on a partition to make it bootable, like in an Intel system? How
> do I tell if I have it set?  I still do not know if I damaged the
> partition table (or it's equivalent) during my first install attempt.

AFAIK there's no such thing as a bootable flag. 
That belongs to the DOS world of ancient..

Even if you don't plan on using SunOS or Solaris, I think you'll
have to create a Sun disklabel and a "Whole disk" partition (as partition 3)
with fdisk. Check these out.



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